Your leaking thatched hut during the restoration of a pre-Enlightenment state.


Hello, my name is Judas Gutenberg and this is my blaag (pronounced as you would the vomit noise "hyroop-bleuach").


decay & ruin
Biosphere II
dead malls
Irving housing

welcome to the collapse
Clusterfuck Nation
Peak Oil

got that wrong

appropriate tech
Arduino μcontrollers
Backwoods Home
Fractal antenna

fun social media stuff

(nobody does!)

Like my brownhouse:
   April 2013

01: corn penumbra - For a secular Jew like Gretchen, corn isn't terrible to eat during Passover, but it's not great either.
02: Ramona's abstract expressionism - And no, it's not poop or puke.
03: big screens and cold fingers - I can't give Gretchen alonetime because I can't just move my development setup.
04: Reichel Road ammo cache - I find a broken safe in the forest. Also, watching Buckwild.
05: 30 minutes of content - Phone meetings not to look forward to. And cleaning up the end-of-winter grime.
06: life's work at MassMOCA - We attend the opening of a friend.
07: house guest from Quebec - After we return from Massachusetts, an intern moves into our basement.
08: minor catastrophes along the way - Things that can go wrong while quickly installing software and not paying close attention.
09: lost a second time - Hiking in a monotonous landscape not far from home.
10: designing is not something I do - But today I do it because I have to, using pencil, paper, and Adobe Photoshop.
11: the way I play Grand Theft Auto - I don't do the missions, I explore the landscape.
12: computer is too weak - It's good for nearly everything I do, but it can't play a video game from as recently as 2008.
13: like I am missing out - How to kick a psychological addiction.
14: math of Bittorrent - If I give you 1/100th of a second of HD video, was piracy committed?
15: fussy real time clock batttery - Another reason my solar hot water system fails to collect solar heat. Also, explosions at the Bostom Marathon.
16: Red Shouldered Hawk - Also, the relationship between earthquakes and the approval of gay marriage.
17: a moralizing Hollywood ending - Gretchen and I watch Flight, a Denzel Washington vehicle.
18: splitting locust - It splits fairly easily when green.
19: like Grand Theft Auto - The shit goes down for the Boston Marathon bombers.
20: Ramona's special stick - Also, a hangover and trouble with LGA 775 motherboards.
21: golden age of television - It comes up at a party in Palinville. And then I watch one of the best scenes in one of the quintessential shows of that age.
22: persistent dish - A delivery of seeds, and a legacy of a recent WiFi experiment in the forest.
23: projects executed by special education students - The depressingly-unsatisfying task of hand-making shipping boxes from stock cardboard.
24: bloodied biker - Eleanor turns, if you will.
25: brown burqa on Dug Hill Road - Trying to tempt Eleanor into getting shocked by her shock collar.
26: vintage hardware emulation - Also, a day spent in network hell in Tivoli.
27: silence of the Maritime - Ramona gets quilled by a porcupine as Gretchen and I leave for the City.
28: book party sans vino - Pushing the limits of my lack of dependence on alcohol.
29: it's a wonder anything gets destroyed - Blue collar guys on the streets of Manhattan.
30: two biggish shots - That seems to be the smallest way to end a day that began with 120 milligrams of pseudoephedrine.